OPDX Bulletin 1307 March 6, 2017

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Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network, NJ1Q & W1AW, K3SWZ, NG3K & ADXO, W3UR & The Daily DX, N4AA & QRZ DX, K8GI, K8YSE, W8GEX & 60m DX News, W9ILY, DL1SBF, DL7UXG & The DX News Letter, DxCoffee.com, DXNews.com, DX-World.Net, EA3HKY, EA3RKM, ES1CW, F6AJA & Les Nouvelles DX, I1JQJ/IK1ADH & 425 DX News, I2MQP & DX Italia News, LY5W, ON5EN, OZ6OM & 50 MHz DX News, RSGB IOTA Web Site, Sixitalia Weekly, VA3RJ & ICPO, and VHF-DX-Portal (MMMonVHF) for the following DX information.
EDITOR'S SPECIAL NOTICE
This week's bulletin was sent out earlier than normal to accommodate the late ARRL International DX SSB Contest announcements. Also, we wanted to provide the readers with a consolidated listing of the ARRL DX SSB Contest participants.
DXCC COUNTRY/ENTITY REPORT
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 24th/February, through Friday, 3rd/March there were 222 countries active. Countries available: 3A, 3B8, 3B9, 3D2, 3DA, 3V, 3W, 3X, 4J, 4L, 4O, 4S, 4X, 5A, 5B, 5H, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5Z, 6W, 6Y, 7P, 7X, 8P, 8Q, 8R, 9A, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M2, 9M6, 9Q, 9V, 9X, 9Y, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A9, AP, BV, BY, C3, C5, C6, CE, CE0Y, CE9, CM, CN, CP, CT, CT3, CU, CX, D4, DL, DU, E4, E5/n, E5/s, E7, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, EI, EK, EL, EP, ER, ES, EU, EX, EY, EZ, F, FG, FK, FM, FO, FO/a, FP, FR, FS, FY, G, GD, GI, GM, GU, GW, H4, HA, HB, HB0, HC, HH, HI, HK, HK0/a, HL, HP, HR, HS, HV, HZ, I, IS, J2, J5, J6, J7, JA, JD/m, JD/o, JT, JW, JY, K, KH2, KH6, KL, KP2, KP4, LA, LU, LX, LY, LZ, OA, OD, OE, OH, OH0, OK, OM, ON, OX, OY, OZ, P2, P4, PA, PJ2, PJ4, PJ7, PY, PZ, S0, S2, S5, S9, SM, SP, SU, SV, SV5, SV9, T2, T31, T5, T7, TA, TF, TG, TI, TK, TN, TR, TY, UA, UA2, UA9, UK, UN, UR, V2, V3, V4, V5, V7, V8, VE, VK, VK9X, VP2M, VP2V, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP8/h, VP9, VR, VU, XE, XT, XU, XX9, YA, YB, YI, YK, YL, YN, YO, YU, YV, Z2, Z3, ZA, ZB, ZD7, ZD8, ZF, ZL, ZP, ZS
PLEASE NOTE: The report "could" contain "Pirate/SLIM" operations or more likely a "BUSTED CALLSIGN". As always, you never know - "Work First Worry Later".
5V, TOGO. Franco, I1FQH, will once again be active as 5V7V from Kpalime
Village in central Togo between March 3-14th. Activity will be on 160-6
meters using a 20-10 meters Spiderbeam, and on 160-80m and 40-30m using
a homebrew vertical. There was mention that he will have an emphasis on
the lower bands (160-30m). His rig will be a K3 w/KL500 solid state amp-
lifier and a Yaesu FT-817 for 6 meters. QSL via EA5GL direct (w/SASE).


7U1, ALGERIA. Rodrigo "Rod", EA7JX, will be active as 7U1X from Algeria
between September 18-25th. Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW,
SSB and RTTY. He will also be active in the CQWW DX RTTY Contest (Sep-
tember 23-24th) as a Single-Op/All-Band entry. QSL via his home call-
callsign or ClubLog's OQRS.


8P50, BARBADOS (Update/Special Callsign). Dean, 8P6SH/8P2K, will be
active using the special callsign 8P50B during the ARRL International
DX SSB Contest (March 4-5th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/High-Power entry.
Barbados is celebrating its 50th anniversary of independence from Great
Britain and Dean will use the special callsign until December 31st,
2017. A full color QSL card will be available via KU9C and the usual
LoTW updates and confirmation.


9G, GHANA (Reminder). Members of "Six G Team" will be active as 9G5X from
Sweet Mother Eco Resort, Aburi, about 30km north of Accra, in the Akwapim
Mountain area (around 400m ASL), Ghana, between March 7-21st. Activity
will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. Operators mentioned are
Bob/5B4AGN, Alan/G3XAQ, Steve/G3VMW, Fred/G4BWP, Neil/G6MC and Iain/M0PCB.
QSL via M0OXO, ClubLog's OQRS or LoTW. Visit their new Web page at:
                    http://www.ossett.net/9G5X/index.html


9N, NEPAL. Kazik, SP6AXW, is returning back to Nepal for his vacation
and this time with his family. Activity will be holiday style signing
as 9N7XW again between March 15-31st. Activity will be on various HF
bands. QSL via his home callsign or LoTW.


BIRTHDAY ON THE AIR (BOTA) 2016 WRAP-UP IN THE CANARY ISLANDS, EA8BH.
The following is a press release from Martti, OH2BH, dated February 27th:
[edited]  The OH2BH 70th Birthday Anniversary tour was to include ten (10)
stops. They've taken Martti to the countries and islands that once affected
him greatly along his road to becoming such a well-known figure in the DX
and Contest communities. But he missed one of them. EA8BH, the Canary
Islands will now be aired post festum in the ARRL DX Contest, March 4­5,
2017, this coming weekend.
  EA8BH in the Canary Islands was Martti's second home for the entire
1990's with a state-of-the-art station, advanced automation, and beaming
in multiple directions; tens of thousands of QSOs were made from that
site as EA8EA and EA8BH in a shared investment with his lifelong friend,
Ville, OH2MM/PY2ZEA.
  The EA8BH CQWW CW/SSB world records made by Jeff, N5TJ, twenty years
ago are still the unbeatable targets of today's  efforts. Many of Martti's
friends have visited and operated EA8BH together with him or alone under
his hosting. Those years were greatly supported by Manolo, EA8ZS, and
this visit is to particularly acknowledge his support and friendship!
  Now the Canary Islands branch of URE, the Spanish Amateur Radio Society,
will host Martti and Leena (OH2BE) as they return to their former dream-
land. You can complete your BOTA hunt with EA8BH. The tenth (10) birthday
dinner in Las Palmas will nicely finish up this BOTA activity.
  The list of 2016 BOTA events is as follows ­ contacts with these ten
(10) stops give you 5 points each, while working OH2BH/OH70BH during 2016
adds 25 points to your point account. There is a surprise prize for the
winner and a signed certificate for high scorers.
   1:  CU2KG/CR2X                     2:  CT3BH
   3:  OH0B                           4:  OJ0B
   5:  ZA/OH2BH                       6:  Z68BH/Z60A
   7:  V26BH                          8:  J70BH
   9:  OF9X                           10: EA8BH (2017)


  Martti wants to thank those great friends who have been involved in
getting multiple location BOTA conducted with style: CU2CE, CU2DX, CU2BV,
CT3EE, CT3FU, CT3FJ, DJ2YA, DL5AXX, EA8RM, ES2RR, OZ1IKY, PB2T, J73GJ,
J73LC, N3OC, K1LI, K1TO, N3OC, K5KG, N7NG, S56A, ZA1H, Z61DX, Z62FB,
Z61VB, S56A, ZA1H, Z61DX, Z62FB, Z61VB, OH0XX, OH2MM, OH2PM, OH2TA,
OH2UA, OH3WS, OH6KN, OH6KZP, OG2M, Twelve (12) OF9X elves, URE Canary
Isl.;  Finnish Light House Society (FLS) and others.
  Thank you for making this tour one to be remembered.


C6, BAHAMAS. Lajos, HB9GIU, is now active as C6ABD from Paradise Island
(NA-001) until March 11th. Activity will be holiday style on 40/20 meters
using PSK31 and PSK63. QSL via his home callsign.


C6, BAHAMAS. Operators Pasquale/I8QLS, Sebastiano/IK8ENH, Marco/KC9FFV,
Matt/KE5ETF, Max/N5NHJ and Pier/W1NA will be active as C6ANA from Grand
Bahama (NA-080, WW Loc. FL06mp) during the ARRL International DX SSB
Contest (March 4-5th) as a Multi-? entry. QSL via N5NHJ or LoTW.


D2, ANGOLA (Raw IOTA). DX-World.net is reporting [edited]: An 8-man team
is in full planning stage for a first time activation of Tigres Island
(AF-108), Angola. This activity will take place in the first half of
June 2017. Website and full details to follow in April.


D4, CAPE VERDE. Tony, CT1FFY, will be active as D4T from Sal Island
(AF-086) between April 18-25th. Activity will be on various HF bands
as well as 6/4 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes. QSL via his
home callsign or LoTW.


DAYTON HAMVENTION NEWS (SWODXA DX Dinner Announcement). The following is
a press release by Bill Salyers, AJ8B , dated March 1st:
  The SouthWest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) has announced that "Exper-
iencing the Hobby of a Lifetime" will be the keynote topic for their 32nd
annual DX dinner. The dinner, held in conjunction with the 2017 Dayton
Hamvention®, will be on Friday, May 19th, at the Marriott Hotel in Dayton.
Ruth Willet, KM4LAO, a member of the Dave Kater Memorial Youth DX Adventure,
will be the keynote speaker.
  Ruth is a freshman at Kettering University in Michigan, majoring in
Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Physics. She alternates academic
terms at school with a co-op job at Textron Specialized Vehicles in
Augusta, Georgia. Ruth earned her Technician class license, in June 2015,
after discovering ham radio through an interest in learning Morse code.
She upgraded to Amateur Extra within a year. Ruth is a member of multiple
clubs nationwide, including the ARRL and the Gwinnett Amateur Radio
Society. Ruth has enjoyed many aspects of Amateur radio, including oper-
ating SSB and CW on HF, satellite operations, working community service
events, mentoring new hams, and DXing. She was honored to be a member of
the 2016 Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure, which operated from the
island of Saba in August 2016.
  For more information and to order dinner tickets, visit 
   and follow us on Twitter (@SWODXA).


E4, PALESTINE. Polish operators and members of the True DXing Group
[Janusz/SP9FIH, Rafal/SQ9CNN and Piotr/SQ9D] will be active as E44WE
from Bethlehem during the second half of April. Activity will be on
various HF bands and modes using only 100 watts (per their license).
QSL via SQ9FIH or ClubLog's OQRS. For more details and updates, see: 
                         http://www.e4.dxpeditions.org


E5, SOUTH COOK ISLANDS. Frank, DJ5NQ, is once again visiting Andy/E51AND
and will be active as E51ANQ from the Island of Rarotonga (OC-013) until
March 24th. HE states that he will be working on 20m (CW/SSB) with 1kW and
a 5 element Monoband Yagi 23m up. QSL via DJ5NQ, by the Bureau or direct
(SAE + IRC or 2 USDs).


EH3, SPAIN (Special Event). Members of the Mike Delta Victor DX Group
will hold for the fourth consecutive year of special activity as EH3DWN
to raise awareness of Down Syndrome to coincide with the commemoration
of the World Down Syndrome Day held annually on March 21st. Activity
will be held between March 3-21st (inclusive). All contacts will be
confirmed via LoTW and eQSL. For more details and info on a special
Diploma, see:          http://eh3dwn.mikedeltavictor.com


FS, St. MARTIN ISLAND. Paul, W7NZJ, will once again be active as FS/W7NZJ
from Orient Beach, St. Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383) between
April 7-16th. Activity will be on 40-10 meters on the CW and Digital modes
only, using an Icom 706 with 100w into a 20m dipole and Buddistick. QSL
via eQSL.


HI, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Boris, N3SY, will once again be active as HI3/N3SY
from the Dominican Republic between March 12-31st. Activity will be on
all HF bands using K3 transceiver and FT-100D with 50-70 watts into a
1.5 meters Vertical and some other antennas. QSL only direct to his home
callsign.


II0, ITALY (Special Event). Look for special event station II0CXX to be
active between March 1st and May 31st, on Saturday during the Collins
Collectors Association of Europe (CCAE) Net, at 1000z on 7165 kHz. This
activity is in remembrance of the 30th anniversary of Arthur A. Collins's,
W0CXX, death (1987-2017) founder of the Collins Radio Company -- he became
a Silent Key in 1987. QSL via IK0IXI only direct, NO Bureau and NO eQSL.


IOTA NEWS..............
  EU-025.  Members from Radio Club Leuven will participate as IO9R during
           the CQWW WPX SSB Contest (March 25-26th) from Sicily Island as
           a Multi-2 entry. Operators mentioned are Orazio/IT9BTI, Simone/
           IT9YAO, Stefaan/ON4FG, Eric/ON4LN, Rony/ON4CU, Louis/ON5EN,
           Marc/ON6NG, Jacques/ON7JB, Walter/ON7PX and Patrick/ON8PL.
           QSL Manager is ON3AR.


  EU-092.  Jim, MM0BQI, will be active as MM0BQI/p from Tanera Mor (IOSA
           SC10, SCOTIA CN32), Summer Isles, during July. Activity will
           include an entry in the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 29-30th) as
           a Single-Op entry using his contest callsign GM1J. QSL both
           callsigns via MM0BQI, direct, by the Bureau and LoTW.


  NA-072.  Operators Ricardo/HP1RIS and Massimo/HP1MAC will be active as
           H91IT from Taboga Island between April 14-16th. Activity will
           be on 40-10 meters using CW and SSB with a vertical dipole and
           End-Fed antennas. QSL via HP1RCP (Radio Club de Panama).


  NA-079.  Operators Nelson/NE4LS and John/KE4IDW will be active as N4T
           from the Loggerhead Key Lighthouse & Garden Key Lighthouse,
           about 70 miles west of Key West in the Dry Tortugas National
           Park, between April 21-24th, 2017. Activity will be on CW/QRP
           (NE4LS) and SSB/20w (KE4IDW). There may be a possibility of
           some 6m, 2m and 432 MHz. QSL will be by paper only via NE4LS.
           No LoTW, eQSL or other electronic QSLing.


  OC-136.  Chris, VK3FY, will once again be active as VK3FY/P from Phillip
           Island March 11-13th. Activity will be on various HF bands.
           QSL via M0OXO or OQRS.


  OC-267.  (Update) Andrey, VK5MAV, will be active as VK9MAV from Marion
           Reef, Coral Sea Islands, Territory North, between May-June 2017.
           Please note that this operation will count as Australia for DXCC.
           He states, "Exact dates to be advised. They depend on weather
           and boat availability - it's 400 km trip in open sea. Hopefully
           cyclone season will be finished than. Fishing boat will drop me
           off and come back 6 days later (hopefully).... I will stay on
           the reef for 6 days alone as usual. Sorry, no internet access
           from there, just satphone for emergency case (hopefully won't
           be used for such purpose). Activity will be mainly 20/15 meters
           using an Icom IC-7200 transceiver w/100w, 20/15m VDAs and multi-
           dipole antennas. Logs will be uploaded when back to mainland.
           QSL via ClubLog's OQRS or via RN3RQ for Bureau QSLs (It will
           take 5-6 months). For more details, watch: 
                            http://www.qrz.com/db/vk9mav


KP2, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (Maritime Mobile). Bill, W3XS, will once again
be active upon his boat (sailing the 1981 Allied Princess Ketch "Mandolin")
in KP2 waters signing /MM, and giving out Grids on 6 meters and OSCAR
during his travels through the fall. Exact travel schedule is unknown.
QSL via K3SWZ.


KP3, PUERTO RICO. Felipe, NP4Z, will be active as KP3Z from the Puerto
Rico Contest Club in Rio Piedras during the ARRL DX SSB Contest (March
4-5th) as a Single-Op/All-Band/Low-Power entry. QSL via N4AO.


LY25, LITHUANIA (Special Event/New Prefix). Look for two stations to be
using the special prefix LY27 in Lithuania to celebrate the 27th anni-
versary of "The Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania".
           LY27W  -- March 1-31st; QSL via LY5W
           LY27A  -- March 11th-April 11th; QSL via LY5A


NP4, PUERTO RICO (NA-099). Operators Alfredo/WP3C and Rafael/KP4WW will
be active as NP4DX in the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 4-5th)
as a Multi-Single entry. Activity will also count for the WLOTA as LH-2802.
QSL via W3HNK, direct preferred, but Bureau is OK. Visit WP3C Web page at:
                        http://wp3c73.wixsite.com/wp3c


PJ7, ST. MAARTEN. Members of Argentinian DXers Group will be active as
PJ7T from Sint Maarten (NA-105) between October 24th and November 4th.
Operators mentioned are Dan/LU9FHF, Bob/LU4FBU, Andy/LU2JCW, Wally/LU3FMD
and Jose/LU1FM. They plan to have three station on the HF bands and one
on the Amateur Radio Satellites. QSL via LU1FM direct, LoTW or eQSL.
Look for their Web page to be active soon at: 
                   http://www.tarjetasqsl.com.ar/pj7t


PROPAGATION FORECAST/REPORT (March 6-12th).......
 Mar/06th AN      Mar/09th  AN     Mar/11th  AN
 Mar/07th AN      Mar/10th  AN     Mar/12th  AN
 Mar/08th AN


   SOLAR REFERENCE KEYS/INDEXES AND GEOMAGNETIC REFERENCE
   ======================================================
    NORMALITY               GEOMAG       K Values    Alpha
   -----------------        ------       --------    ------
   AN  - Above Normal       Quiet        K=0-1       0-7
   HN  - High Normal        Unsettled    K=2         8-15
   LN  - Low Normal         Active       K=3         16-29
   BN  - Below Normal       Minor Storm  K=4         30-49
   DIS - Disturbed          Major Storm  K=5         50-99
   VRY DIS - Very Disturbed Severe Storm K=6-9       100-400


  REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE :
  The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual
  (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for
  Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of
  benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets
  and casual QSO's. This information is NOT based on any software pre-
  dictions or any kind of satellite based readings. It is based on a
  new Ionospheric sounding method called "HF Ionospheric Interferometry"
  which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA.


  Also, check out the VOACAP predication Web page at:
                 http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html
  NEW!!! A daily HF radio wave propagation forecast can be found at:
             https://www.facebook.com/thomasfranklingiellaw4hm
      Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@GiellaW4hm


PZ, SURINAME. Operators Roger/G4BVY, Lindsay/G4CLA and Martin/G4XUM will
be active as PZ5K from Lelydorp between March 1-7th. Activity will include
the ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 4-5th) as a Multi-? entry.
QSL via G3NKC.


QSL INFO AND NEWS...................
  QSL-INFO from DB0SDX by Lothar, DL1SBF.. (March 3rd) 
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  4K9W via DL6KVA               EA8BH via OH2BH          PZ5K via G3NKC
  5Z4/DL2RMC via DL2RMC(B)/DL1RTL (d) JW6VDA via LA6VDA & (L) RA17WG via RQ7L
  6Y1LZ via K1LZ                KH2L via W3HNK (KH2-B)   S5100SF via S59DKR
  9M4IOTA via 9M2OOO            LY27W via LY5W           SX5R via SV5DKL (d)
  CT7/DL1YC via DL1YC           OG7F via OG2K            TC7C via TA7OM
  DA0YL via DL4CR               PJ2/K1ZN via K1ZN        TF8HP via TF3MH
  DM60BER via DL7JRD          PJ2/K4NHW via K4NHW & (L)  TI7/HA5X via M0XXA
  DR5LUTHER via DR5LUTHER (O/*) PY2KC via W2CCW          YR0UCRR via YO5PUR
   (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (*-B) DX's- Bureau
   (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only  (L) LoTW only    (*) No QSL Needed


  QSLS RECEIVED VIA LoTW: 3W1T, 4L/4X6TT, 4U1ITU, 7X5JF, 9Q6BB, 9X2CW,
  A5A, A61FK, A61SM, CE7VPQ, CT9/DL5AXX, IK2CLB, KL3ZJ, KP4XI, PB5X,
  SV9CVY, TK5KP, TX8T, TZ4AM, VP5/K0PC, VP9/W6PH, YB7GRN, YO3FGO and
  YO8TTT


  QSLS RECEIVED VIA MAIL: 4J90HAM, H40GC, H74W (NA-013), T31T, TU5MH,
  VK9NZ, XU7MDC and ZL/ZS9HI/MM


  QSLS RECEIVED VIA THE BUREAU: 2J0WMG, 3X5A, 5B4AIJ, 5R8SV, 6W1SJ, 7S7V,
  8P6DR, 9H3Z, 9L5VT, 9M2CNC, C56XA, E7DX, E7HQ, E70A, E70ARA, E70WWF,
  E71EBS,  E72A, E73M, E74DO, E75A, E76AQ, E76BARDF, E77DX, E78A, E79D,
  E717S, E720RS,  EA8/G4RGK, FM/UT5UGR, GD0OUD, GJ7DNI, GS4FOC, GU6EFB,
  H2G, HB0/E73CQ, J28AA, J34G, JY9FC, KP2/M1DDD, MD4K, MJ0CTR, MU0FAL,
  MS0WRC (EU-008), P43JB, PJ6/G4IUF, S79K, SV9/SM2EKM, T2GM, T90A, T93M,
  T94CV, T96Q, TF/G4EDG/P, VP2V/G3PHO, VP9/M0BLF, YR85AA and ZD8N


S7, SEYCHELLES. A Czech and Solvak team of operators will be active as
S79Z from Mahe Island (AF-024) between April 6-18th. Operators mentioned
are Petr/OK1FFU, Karel/OK1JKT, Vladimir/OK1NY, Jiri/OK1RI, Vaclav/OK1VVT
and Jozef/OM5AW. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB.
There will also be some 2m and 70cm EME. QSL via OM2FY or LoTW (later).
PLEASE NOTE that S79Z is a reissued callsign. It was used by Yasu, JA9LSZ,
in April 12-20th, 2001.  QSL
via JA9LSZ.


TC1, TURKEY (Special Event). Members of the TRAK Radio Club (YM1KD) will
be active using the special callsign TC1EQ between March 1-7th, for the
purpose of "National Earthquake Awareness Week". Activity will be on
various HF bands. QSL via eQSL.


TF, ICELAND. Mason, KM4SII, who is 14 years old, will be active as TF/KM4SII
from Iceland between March 13-19th. Activity will be holiday style on 40/20/17
meters using SSB only with a Buddistick antenna. Maso states, "QSL infor-
mation is not nailed down yet, but I am planning on accepting direct QSLs
via my home call. I will also try to upload to LoTW and Clublog and maybe
QRZ.com.


TG9, GUATEMALA. Dwight, VE7BV, will once again be active as TG9/VE7BV or
possibly TG9BBV from Guatemala between April 21st and May 15th. Activity
will be holiday style on 20/17/15/12 meters and possibly 6 meters, using
CW and SSB. QSL via his home callsign, direct, by the Bureau, LoTW or eQSL.


V4, ST. KITTS AND NEVIS (Update). Thaire, W2APF, will once again be
active as V47JR from Nevis (NA-104) between March 18th and April 1st.
Activity will be holiday style on 80-6 meters using CW and SSB. He will
use an Elecraft KX3 w/100w into wire antennas. He states that he will
try to self spot when on the air. QSL direct via W2APF.


VP9, BERMUDA. Kurt, W6PH, will once again be active as VP9/W6PH for the
ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 4-5th) as a Single-Op/All-
Band/Low-Power entry. QSL only direct to his home callsign W6PH.


YS, EL SALVADOR. Members of the Club de Radioaficionados de El Salvador
(CRAS) will get a international visit from Martin/DL5RMH and Juan/TG9AJR
between March 10-13th. The permanent installation of a 160m Inverted-L
antenna and a Beverage is planned at the YS1YS club station. DX operation
will be done especially during the night times from Friday to Sunday on
160/80/40 meters using SSB, CW and RTTY. The rig is a Elecraft K3 and a
KPA500. QSL YS1YS via ClubLog or LoTW.


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       The following stations are expected to be active in the
         ARRL International DX SSB Contest (March 4-5th, 2017)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Thanks to Bill, NG3K, for providing OPDX readers with the following
consolidated listing of the participants in the 2017 ARRL International DX
SSB Contest.
  For a more detailed listing (and up-to-date changes/corrections) in HTML
format, please visit Bill's Web page at:
          http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxs2017.html  (By callsign)
          http://www.ng3k.com/Misc/adxsd2017.html (By entity)
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 Contest        DXCC          Class         QSL
Callsign       Entity                       Route
------------------------------------------------------------------------
5J0NA San Andres/Providencia  M/S           LW9EOC
8P1W           Barbados       SOAB LP       KU9C
8P5A           Barbados       SOAB HP       LoTW
8P50B          Barbados       SOAB HP       LoTW
8P9AL          Barbados                     KG9N (L/d/B)
C37NL          Andorra        M/2           C37URA
C6ANA          Bahamas        M/?           LoTW; QSL via N5NHJ
E51DWC     South Cook Islands HP            OK1DWC
EA8/HB9EMP     Canary Islands               HB9EMP
EA8BH          Canary Islands               OH2BH
EA8DO          Canary Islands SO            LoTW
ED8W           Canary Islands SO            LoTW
FY5FY          French Guiana  SOSB 80M      FY5FY 
FY5KE          French Guiana  SOSB 15M      FY1FL
KP2M        US Virgin Islands SO            LoTW; QSL via N2TK (d)
KP3Z           Puerto Rico    SOAB LP       N4AO
MM1E           Scotland       SOAB HP       MM0GOR 
NP2P        US Virgin Islands SO            LoTW
NP4DX          Puerto Rico    M/S           W3HNK
P40P           Aruba          SOAB          LoTW
P49Y           Aruba          SOAB          LoTW; QSL via AE6Y
PJ2T           Curacao        M/M           W3HNK
PJ4G           Bonaire        M/2           LoTW; QSL via WA2NHA
PJ7AA          Sint Maarten   SO            (L/C); QSL via AA9A
PJ7PL          Sint Maarten   SO LP         WA1ZAM
PS2T           Brazil         M/?           LoTW
PZ5K           Surinam        M/?           LoTW; QSL via G3NKC
RW2F           Kaliningrad    M/M           (d)
TI5M           Costa Rica     M/2           TI2KAC; QSL via TI (B/d)
TI5W           Costa Rica     SOAB HP       W4FS
TI7/K0BBC      Costa Rica                   K0BBC
TO3Z           Guadeloupe                   F6HMQ
TO5A           Martinique     SOAB HP       WA6WPG or F5VHJ (d/B/L/C/REF-B)
V26M           Antigua        SOAB          W3HNK
VE3VSM/HR9     Honduras       LoTW          MM0NDX; QSL via VE3VSM (L)
VP2MMF         Montserrat     SO LP         LoTW; QSL via K1XX w/SASE 
VP5H           Turks & Caicos SO            W0GJ
VP9/W6PH       Bermuda        SOAB LP       W6PH (d)
WP2AA       US Virgin Islands SOAB          WD9DZV
ZF2MJ          Cayman Islands SOAB HP       N6MJ
    (e) eQSL only  (d) direct only   (B) Bureau only  (L) LoTW only
    (O) OQRS only  (C) ClubLog only




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